After the conclusion of T20i series between England and Australia. ICC has anounced T20 Ranking for batsmen and Dawid Malan has now overtaken Babar Azam and gained the No.1 spot.
In the ICC T20 Ranking, Dawid Malan holds the No.1 position with 877 points while Babar is on 2nd position with 869 points.
Previously Babar Azam was on the No.1 spot for more than 2 years. Pakistani fans might be pretty sad because of Babar on the 2nd position now.
Malan played exceptionally well in both series against Pakistan and Australia. He was the highest run scorer in T20 series against Australia.
Dawid Malan played 6 matches after the return of cricket from coronavirus pandemic. And scored a lot of runs which in result gained him few more points than Babar.
Babar only played 2 innings after the pandemic and it will not wrong to say that he will surely gain his No.1 position back in few more matches.
Malan jumped 4 spots to become the No.1 T20 batsmen for the very first time in his career. Babar Azam has the reign of T20 batsmen ranking for almost 2 years.
In 2018 Babar became No.1 for the 3rd time in his career. After that he was holding his position very solidly.